Sunday, April 17, 2011


...keep falling on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Cryin's not for me 'cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complainin' because I'm free nothin's worryin' me.

I did this real simple project with my kids at work to demonstrate raindrops. We used a medicine dropper to drip watered down blue paint onto white paper. Boring I know, but I was really interested in introducing them to the dropper and teaching them how to operate it. We always use brushes or sponge stamps to do painting, but you can paint with tons of items: trucks, q-tips, nature, feet, etc. I wanted my kids to experience making art with a non-traditional art supply. They wanted to dip the dropper in the paint, then rub it onto the paper like a brush, but after a couple of times of helping them squeeze water in then squeeze it out over the paper they got the hang of it. Well, most of them got it... I was surprised my two oldest were determined to 'paint' with the droppers, even after showing them the dripping method, while my younger kids picked it up quickly. Oh well, it was a fun new experience for them, easy to prepare, and interesting to see their reactions. Plus I thought it was great fine motor practice for pinching, and releasing. Here are some pictures I took =]


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  1. I need to get us a dropper. My littlest would just love this! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  2. Wonderful idea! I'm going to do this :)

  3. Fun idea to see how the kids react! (sometimes its hard to teach old kids new tricks :P) - Thanks for coming over and playing at It's Playtime today!

    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

  4. So fun! I have never thought of using a dropper for art. So creative. Thanks for joining my party as well!

  5. That is a neat idea!

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  6. Wow, this is great! I did a rain theme last week, and this would have fit in perfectly. I'll have to give it a try. Check out our rain stuff at

  7. Kids just love playing with droppers, don't they!? I enjoyed your article so much I featured it on this weeks, It's Playtime Stop by and grab a feature button!

    Thank you for sharing last week on It's Playtime and I hope we see you again soon.

    Rachele @ Messy Kids